The re-establishment of the F Street
corridor under Interstate15 is a highway and bridge project designed to improve
access to one of Las Vegas' most historic communities. A collaboration between
the City of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation, the F
Street Connection Project will reopen F Street in its former location under
Interstate 15, thus reestablishing an avenue of direct access between
downtown Las Vegas and the West Las Vegas community.
Street will restore additional access to the downtown area. The corridor
will connect to City Parkway, providing direct access to Symphony Park, a
new 61-acre development anchored by the Smith Center for the Performing
Arts. Other advantages include increased walkability in the area (which
includes the historic Pioneer Trail) and additional opportunities for
bike and mass transit routes. In addition to accommodating pedestrian,
bicycle and vehicular traffic, the $13.6 million project will include
resurfacing of F Street, new sidewalks, curbs and gutter installations,
decorative lighting and attractive landscaping north to Washington
Avenue, along with a series of community-approved corridor panels
celebrating the area known as historic West Las Vegas.
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Vegas F Street Connection Project website
I-15 Lane/Ramp Closures
This multimillion-dollar project will reopen F Street
underneath I-15 near downtown Las Vegas. Since 2010, the City of Las Vegas and
NDOT have been working with elected officials and community leaders on a
reopening plan. This effort has involved citizen input on the design,
aesthetics and more.Construction will take approximately 20
months and finish in late 2014.
The F Street Connection Project
will impact the traveling public on I-15 between Washington Avenue and U.S.
95. The project is currently in Phase 4; building the S/B I-15- to-I-515
structure, D Street on-ramp over F Street and a storm drain tie-in Additional
phases will encompass the following:
5: Replacing barrier rail between southbound I-15/I-515 lanes.
Phase 6: Improving
pavement, curbs, gutters and sidewalks on F Street.
Phase 7: Constructing F Street
under I-15 and a portion of F-D Connector Roadway.
The D Street/Washington on-ramp to
southbound I-15 will remain closed until August 2014. The alternate route to
I-15 will be via the Martin Luther King Boulevard on-ramp.
Construction began in the F Street
neighborhood north of I-15 on Jan. 2, 4014. Throughout the surface streets
portion of the project, there will be surface-street closures in the
surrounding neighborhood. First, storm drain and sewer utilities will be
enhanced on McWilliams from F Street to E Street. McWilliams will be closed
from F Street to E Street, with the northern portion of McWilliams remaining
accessible to homeowners.
Road and utility work also began in January on
F Street from I-15 to Washington. All through traffic on F Street is
restricted, including entrances from Washington, Morgan, McWilliams and
alleys. Access remains available to homeowners.
Ramps have been
installed so homeowners can drive through the worksite to enter their
driveways. Construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; no work will
take place outside of these times unless a notification to the neighborhood is
provided at least 48 hours in advance. Construction equipment and haul trucks
will use G Street, H Street and E Street to enter and exit the work area.
Please call (702) 385-6509 for more information.